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Aug 21, 2013 5:00am EDT
.c. and then the white house. my dad -- i used to think about that, too. he left texas and went to los angeles, you know? and my family, that was unheard of, in my family you stayed right there on the farm. you can put a trailer on the land but you don't go. in that case my grandfather's not coming to visit you, you know what i mean? you've got to make a big step. i've made this step, now i'm here, and he goes and starts to confront these things and i'm thinking, hey, stop, you can be okay. you can have education and family. you can have a life, you can have a home. he's like "no, dad, everybody deserves a life, everybody deserves a home. i can't be happy inside myself unless i know these rights are there." so we explore this civil rights movement in this personal way. that's what's brilliant about what you did, lee. i'm always arguing and dealing with him over the real moments of history that, like, give us an emotional understanding of the civil rights movement of what's happening, what's occurring. and that's kind of a movement of our family. and ultimately the reconciliation of our family. the kind
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